Call for Presenters

CALICON21 :The Distance Ed Genie is out of the Bottle || June 2 - 4, 2021

10,000 law faculty have spent the past year teaching on one video platform or another.  Many have had to manage their courses through some kind of website or LMS.  They now have skills – however reluctantly learned – in some aspects of computer-mediated instruction and educational video.  This is a skill set – however nascent – that will be useful in the future.  How can we build on this? If you had a magic lamp, what would be your three wishes for the way legal education is done in the 2020s?  We hope to explore this theme from the perspective of faculty, students, law librarians, educational technologists, and Teknoids in legal education.  Join us!

For over 30 years, CALIcon, The Conference for Law School Computing, has organized its schedule at nearly the last minute in order to bring the most relevant and up-to-date presentations to attendees. This year is no different and we are looking for law school faculty, librarians, and technologists with strong opinions, great ideas, interesting projects, and useful advice. Come and share and be challenged. 

Again this year CALIcon is all virtual. We plan on following last year's formula, so we want you to do a 15 minute pre-recorded session on some topic related to the conference theme The Distance Ed Genie Is Out Of The Bottle . This can be a screencast, interpretive dance, podcast, Zoom panel discussion – whatever you want, but you have to record it and upload it to us by Midnight on Friday, April 23, 2021.

We are looking for 21 presentations, each 15 minutes long, that will be grouped together in 1 hour slots. The format will be 3 presentations followed by time for live Q&A and discussion in each 1 hour slot. The video, along with the written proposal, will help us select sessions. If your session is accepted you will have the option of either presenting live or playing the video during your scheduled time. You will need to be available for the live Q&A segment following your presentation. 

To submit a session proposal, create an account, log in, and click on the Propose a Session button on any page. You must submit your proposal by Friday, April 23, 2021. Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 7, 2021 if their presentation is accepted. All submissions will be archived on the conference website.